Step 1: Get your vendors on board!
🗸 Unless you’re buying donuts from Aunt Jo’s bakery, your vendors should be confirming orders electronically (and maybe Aunt Jo can too)
– EDI purchase orders demand an EDI acknowledgement (855)
– Check with your vendors for current capabilities
– As you identify new vendors for upcoming contracts, make sure they’re 855-ready
– If you’re placing orders via email, make sure vendors are sending a confirmation email so you can identify any backorders, price discrepancies, delays